Public confidence in scientists has increased during the pandemic, though not among all Americans. We discuss the impact of trust on views of COVID-19 vaccines.
The complexity of the overall system, varying rules on how and when you can vote, and whether the candidate you support wins or loses all impact trust in the election process.
A year later, here’s a look back at how Americans saw the events of Jan. 6 and how some partisan divisions grew wider over time.
American workers in some sectors and industries are seeing far smaller wage gains than those in others.
Highly religious Americans are much more likely to see society in those terms, while nonreligious people tend to see more ambiguity.
Among U.S. adults overall, 35% say Obama has done the best job over the past 40 years, followed by Reagan (23%), Trump (17%) and Clinton (12%).
As 2021 draws to a close, here are some of Pew Research Center’s most striking research findings from the past year.
Young people in the United States express far more skeptical views of America’s global standing than older adults.
Disagreements among Americans across the religious spectrum extend to personal issues, such as life priorities and gender roles in the family.
Americans relocated less during the COVID-19 outbreak, moving from one residence to another in 2020 at the lowest rate in more than 70 years.